Course Description

Certificate in Pastry and Bakery (year long)

Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo

This course aims to provide introductory skills for those with a passion for pastry and baking and who are either in the hospitality industry or considering a career change.

Course Details

Fundamentals of Pastry, Baking and Desserts

10 credits

Modern and Innovative Pastry, Baking and Desserts

10 credits

What to expect

You will spend one full day per week in college for the duration of the academic year developing new skills and knowledge.

During this course, you will work in training kitchens and will follow an intensive course of study.

Student Induction

You will need to buy uniforms, safety shoes and a knife kit before the course starts.

ATU Galway will make full arrangements for this.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a  Certificate in Pastry and Bakery (20 credits).

College Name Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Cake Decoration, Cookery Courses, Home & Garden
Course Type Classroom Based, Practical
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Galway City, Galway, Ireland
Course Fee The total cost of the course is €1700
Course Duration One year
Entry Requirements Minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement grade O6/H7 or higher in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects including Mathematics and English or Irish with a minimum of 160 points. - OR a Pass in any QQI FET major award at level 5 or 6 - OR Mature applicants (age 23 on or before the 1st January) do not have to meet the Leaving Certificate entry requirements/points, but are considered on an individual basis (previous education, work experience and demonstration of ability and competence to undertake the programme).
Career Path Job Opportunities Commis pastry chef Apprentice Baker Apprentice Patisserie chef GMIT has many industry partners, all of whom have immediate employment opportunities for individuals with pastry skills.
For information about Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo

GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
Republic of Ireland
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